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    Looking for a side load bottle cage that is up to the task in the rough.

    Any recommendations ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by outerlimits View Post
    Looking for a side load bottle cage that is up to the task in the rough.

    Any recommendations ?
    Specialized cage. Done

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    Arundel. Best by far, assuming it's still available
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    And reckons he's going to do 80km per week for 2016 min

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    I've had a BBB side cage for years and never lost a bottle.

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    Btw, it sometimes matters how much you ride and what bottles you prefer. The spesh cage was too,lose for camelback podiums I seem to remember which is why I went and bought the arundel, and there is a tendency for the plastic ones to get looser over time (it may have been a combination of these 2 that made me seek something else )
    Successful trades with chopsticks McGee, Dirty Dingo, FinancialWar, and gave someone I can't remember a pedal wrench extension.

    And reckons he's going to do 80km per week for 2016 min

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    I have a Lezyne Flow side mount I got from mountainbikes direct. No problems at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pharmaboy View Post
    Btw, it sometimes matters how much you ride and what bottles you prefer. The spesh cage was too,lose for camelback podiums I seem to remember which is why I went and bought the arundel, and there is a tendency for the plastic ones to get looser over time (it may have been a combination of these 2 that made me seek something else )
    Camelback podium is what I use, so will look at the Arundel.

    Thanks

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    Depends on your bottles dude. If you have a favoured bottle brand then search the net for compatibility reports and/or take the bottle(s) in to your LBS to do a test fit on their cages.

    I run cameback bottles and have specialized cages (not side load) on all my bikes, ace combo. I am surprised that the camelback bottles don't work well with the side load specialized cages as you'd think they would design based upon a certain bottle dimension for all cages.

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    Another vote for Arundel Sideloader.
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    Yeah, I've got a Specialized side load job and run camelbak bottles and they are super tight. Like, I've gotta put some fair pressure on the bottle to seat it in all the way.

    Might be some tolerance issues when they're made?

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